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Tacoma vs Fullsize Offroad Capabilities

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by DirtyDTaco, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    DirtyDTaco

    DirtyDTaco [OP] Talk slow, shoot fast.

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    Alright guys so here's the deal. Some buddies of mine have fullsize v8 4x4 trucks like f150's and silverado 1500's but I elected to get a 3.4L V6 Tacoma SR5 4x4 Tacoma (for obvious reasons, such as the Toyota's reliability and sheer awesomeness). Obviously, since we tend to be pretty competitive, we argue about who's truck is better Offroad. We've tested them in mud but haven't been in any mud tough enough to really prove anything. So my question to y'all is what can I say to these guys to get them off my back about having a compact truck? I personally think mine is better Offroad and love mine. So preach on, you die-hard Tacoma owners. List pros of the light and compact 1st gen Tacomas. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    go find some real trails. the tighter the trail the better it will look for you.
     
  3. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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    Tell them that their shit talking is just a childish attempt to make their shitty trucks seem better.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    As far as mud goes horsepower usually wins the day. But when it comes to any other type of offroading your Toyota will be tops.
     
  5. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    Show em youtube videos of Tacomas recovering full size truck...or just don't listen to em. Your truck will prove it's worth when it's still living and their trucks have crapped out.
     
  6. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    Really through any truck can do almost everything depending on mods and driver skill. Just ignore them.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    lets see who truck is still running strong on the trails after 400k + miles
     
  8. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    I've pulled my friend's F-150 out of 3 inches of mud. :notsure: but my dad has gotten me out of more situations with his 4x4 F-150 than I would care to mention.
     
  9. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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    Oh and in before this turns into a fanboy fapper thread...too late.
     
  10. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    This^
     
  11. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    DirtyDTaco [OP] Talk slow, shoot fast.

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    Haha I knew you guys would come through for me. Keep em comin boys.
     
  12. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    I'm not saying Tacomas can't do mud pits. I'm just saying more horsepower makes it easier. I've driven my old 4runner through many mud pits. But I stayed out of the deep stuff for obvious reasons. :D
     
  13. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    Tell them your dad can beat up their dad
     
  14. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    Tell them derp derp herp derp.
     
  15. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    Will the spacer lift handle pulling a truck out?
     
  16. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    tacos have more ground clearance just about everywhere vs most full sized trucks, they are tighter and more compact, overall lower to the ground so lower COG, and generally have more flex.
     
  18. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    A Jeep would dominate all.:D
     
  19. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    Although I'm new to this forum, from what I've gathered so far, those are fightin words around here lol
     
  20. Aug 28, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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    neat
     
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